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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHINA TRIP

CANTON FAIR

April 21 - May 4, 2024

See Why We Are Considered the BEST Canton Fair Trip

Learn how to sell to Retailers.

Visit factories.

Learn advanced level negotiation. Get lower prices, and better payment terms.

Visit Yiwu.

Visit a Certifications Lab.

VIP tour of the Port of Guangzhou

See an Actual Negotiation from Our Last Canton Fair Trip

We go way beyond just the Canton Fair. 


We bring you exclusive experiences and training you won't get anywhere else.

What is the canton fair

The Canton Fair is the Largest Exhibition of Suppliers In The World

The Canton Fair is huge! It’s the size of three airports. Almost a half mile of exhibitors. The size of 300 football fields. 

There are more products on display at the Canton Fair than you can possibly imagine. Products you've never seen. Products that your competitors do not even know about.

At the Canton Fair you can examine potential products in person. You can question suppliers. You'll see a variety of options, and you can compare the quality of your sample against other samples, and against other materials and different factories, in real time. All without the wait or cost of FedEx.

Even better, you can distinguish between trading companies and factories much easier when you engage them directly. 

Of course, talking with your supplier face-to-face builds trust and rapport, which helps you save money and makes the entire sourcing process simpler and smoother ....and less expensive!

We Take Care Of You

Our program includes a 5-Star Hotel, transportation to the Canton Fair, transportation from the airport, and transportation to all events.  You have access to experts whenever you need it, including at the Fair, at no additional charge. 

The Canton Fair is the largest exposition space in the world. We don't want you feeling lost or overwhelmed. We don't want you confused because you do not speak Chinese. We take care of you from the moment you are met at the airport.

We have the most incredible, respected, and supportive coaches anywhere. 

We give you Two Trip Choices to fit your budget and we give you the same support, guidance, and attention no matter which option you choose.

If you are serious about increasing your margins, lowering your product costs, finding a factory, understanding your supply chain, building relationships, scaling your brand, and putting your business growth on steroids, there is nothing comparable to attending the Canton Fair. 

We Give You Much More Than Just Sourcing

The Canton Fair is unmatched for sourcing new products and finding factories, but there is more to do, and to learn for your business, than only attending the Fair. 

We also include: 

  • Classroom Training
  • VIP Factory Visits and Training
  • Canton Fair Tour
  • Support and Guidance at the Canton Fair
  • Learn  how to negotiate price, and terms, and quantity
  • Learn China Business Law and the best ways to protect your IP in China from Experts
  • Training on How To Sell To Retailers
  • A Trip To Yiwu - The Largest Commodity Product Market in the world 
  • A personal guide and translator at Yiwu
  • Exclusive Networking and Dinners with Professionals who will accelerate Your business
  • VIP Tour of The Port Of Guangzhou and learn how to avoid shipping scams
  • Exclusive visit to a Certifications Laboratory 
  • Visit a Packaging Factory
  • 100% Attention And Guidance Whenever You Need It At No Additional Charge

We give you MORE experiences, MORE learning, MORE attention, and MORE exclusive content than any other Canton Fair Trip. 


People who have been selling for years come back after our program saying that their business has changed. In the Product Development China Trip even successful veterans learn new techniques and new methods they have never seen before.


click for Detailed Itinerary

April 20

You will be met at the airport and driven to the hotel. Have no worries. Meet the other participants, Relax. Join an optional tour of Guangzhou - the 3rd largest city in China.

April 21

A day of training. Learn about doing business in China. Learn about sourcing, factories, shipping, and negotiation.

The day finishes with a dinner cruise seeing the light displays of the buildings along the Pearl River.

April 22

Tour Chinese Factories. Learn the four critical factors to look for when you visit your own factories. Learn how to see the critical things other people miss.

April 23

Your first day at the Canton Fair. You'll have experts at your side to explain what you see and guide you in your choices.

You'll have as much attention and support you need - at no additional charge. (Other Sourcing Trips charge "coaching" fees if you need support.)

Dinner and Mastermind to review your first day.

April 24

Continue your visit at the Canton Fair

Dinner with Special Guest

April 25

Continue your visit at the Canton Fair

Networking Party

April 26

Continue your visit at the Canton Fair

Dinner and Chinese Legal Training

April 27

Continue your visit at the Canton Fair

VIP Visit to Warehouses and the Port of Guangzhou

Final Day for SHORTENED version

April 28

How To Sell To Retailers workshop

April 29

TikTok & Influencers workshop
Visit a Certifications Laboratory

April 30

Visit a Packaging Factory.

May 1

First day of the Canton Fair Phase 3.

May 2

Continue your visit at the Canton Fair Phase 3

Networking event

May 3

Final Wrap-Up Dinner

May 4

Last day of your visit at the Canton Fair Phase 3

May 5, onward

Optional Add-ons Begin as scheduled.

 

We saw savings of 30%-40%.  The cost of the trip is nothing compared to the savings. 

I learned how to negotiate with factories, and how to tell the good factories from the ones to avoid. 

Massive value. Steven showed us how to develop unique products that can also be sold in stores.  He's done it for himself and for his clients. 

Negotiating was cool, the Lab was cool, the Port was cool, but Brainstorming with Steven was even cooler. 


TWO VERSIONS:

Which Experience Fits Your Budget Best? 

Our Mission is to provide a supportive knowledgeable worry-free experience. During our trip you will meet and network with people who will grow your business. You will have hands-on experiences and training that will advance you far ahead of your competitors.  You will have VIP access to areas, places, and factories that most Chinese never have. Every day builds your business, and every day is packed with value.

However, we realize that sometimes budgets get in the way of necessity. Therefore, we have two versions of our trip.

The SHORTENED version,  for tighter budgets, includes five days at Phase Two of the Canton Fair, classroom training, factory visits, and exclusive networking and VIP visits.

The FULL version  is our most popular choice. It includes five days at Phase Two of the Canton Fair, a day of classroom training, a day of factory visits, PLUS four days at Phase Three, the How To Sell To Retailers workshop, a visit to a Certifications Lab, a Packaging Factory, and ALL of the exclusive networking and VIP visits you won't get anywhere else.  Of course you get full support and access to myself and world class coaches throughout. 

Optional Add-Ons include:

  1. I will accompany you on a personalized visit to your factory to help you negotiate, resolve issues, or evaluate the supplier.   
  2. A two-day visit to Yiwu, the home of the world's largest Product Commodities Market  

We will be staying at the beautiful Soluxe Hotel in Guangzhou. It is a 5-star hotel with spacious rooms and a restaurant that serves both Western and Chinese food.  You have the choice of a room for yourself, or to take a roommate if you prefer.

Whichever choices you make, you will be personally met at the airport upon your arrival, and you will have full access to coaches throughout your stay. We have a well-deserved reputation for holding your hand and helping you succeed.


SHORTENED

April 21 - 27

includes 5-STAR HOTEL

$7,265


for a single room

$6,500

split a shared room

$1,500 deposit saves your spot and price

  • Private Facebook Group 
  • Pre-trip Prep. 
  • Help with Invite Letter, applying for Visa, and Registration
  • PRD and Product Spec forms to help you prepare
  • Personally met at the Airport and driven to the Hotel
  • Hotel Inclusive starting the night before the program begins
  • Classroom Training
  • VIP Factory Group Visit
  • Pearl River Cruise
  • 5 Days at Phase Two
  • Mentoring, Guidance, and Masterminds throughout
  • Transportation To and From the Canton Fair facilities
  • Help with Sim card and Chinese Bank Account (Visa regulations apply)
  • The Canton Fair Workbook (also available on Amazon)
  • Group Event Meals
  • VIP and Networking events
  • VIP Tour of Warehouse and Guangzhou Port
  • Personalized attention and help

Do we seem expensive? 

Compare Apples to Apples. We are all-inclusive. Other trips may not include your hotel, or may not include transport from the airport, or may charge extra for group meals and events. Some groups even charge  coaching fees. Our one price includes EVERYTHING. 

...and we give you much more than anyone else.

Other China Trips offer the same methods and information everyone has given for years.  The same since ASM. The same old methods. Nothing more.

  • Tour Canton Fair
  • Mastermind
  • Party
  • Visit a Factory


Our China Trip gives you the latest trends and methods in a fully immersive learning experience, with strategies that put you ahead of your competitors and on a path to success.

  • Classroom Training
  • Chinese Business Traditions
  • Business Protocol
  • Factory Visits
  • More Factory Visits
  • Tour Canton Fair
  • Shadow Negotiations
  • Mastermind
  • Chinese Business Law
  • Visit Port of Guangzhou
  • Yiwu
  • Learn about Shipping
  • IP protection
  • Learn TikTok 
  • Quality Control from Factory to Inspections
  • Certification and Safety Lab
  • How To Sell To Retailers Workshop
  • Retail-Ready Packaging
  • 1:1 Support Whenever Needed
  • Brainstorming Sessions
  • Amazing Mentors and Coaches
  • Party


Our Canton Fair Trip INCLUDES your hotel, group meals, and most in-China transportation. 

Most other Canton Fair Trips do not include hotel and other expenses, which may run from $250 - $550 per day additional. On our trip it's included.

Our Canton Fair Trip INCLUDES full support and access to experts. 

Some other trips charge extra for coaching, support, and masterminds.  On our trip it's included.

Our Canton Fair Trip does not charge extra for exclusive events and training.

Some other Canton Fair Trips charge extra for "additional" events. On our trip it's included.

Always compare total costs when you compare programs.

We were able to break misconceptions from other learnings from the past.   Definitely learned things I wasn't aware of, that other courses never mentioned. Very beneficial.

We shadowed Steven as he negotiated. We could see his body language. We were at a factory yesterday. We did exactly what Steven did, and brought the price down 30%. 


Your Coaches

Steven Selikoff Product Development Academy


Steven Selikoff has had products sold through Amazon 1P and 3P, in Independent & Specialty retailers, and in Big Box stores across the country. He holds four patents and his products have been featured on every major morning show from the Today Show to Fox Business News, in newspapers and in magazines ranging from USA Today to Forbes to Vogue and were even in the gift bags at the Oscars.

Steven was formerly Global Business Manager for Microsoft Worldwide Retail Sales & Marketing, and has taught and has lectured on Negotiation, Product Development, and Selling to Retailers all over the world including India, Hong Kong, China, and Australia. He is the author of The COMPLETE BOOK of Product Design, Development, Manufacturing & Sales, which has sold over 60,000 copies, and is now used as a textbook in a major university.


Steven has been visiting factories, negotiating prices, and resolving problems in China since 2005. He has been attending the Canton Fair since 2012.


Paul & Rachelle Baron 


Paul and Rachelle are not just digital pioneers and authentic brand builders, they are warm, compassionate, and sincerely helpful people. Their expertise in SEO, website development, and DTC brand dynamics is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Paul and Rachelle are founders of Influx Catalysts, where they are leveraging years of hands-on experience working with influencers through their Beau and Belle Littles brand. Influx Catalyst’s mission is deeply rooted in their genuine passion for nurturing entrepreneurship. The firm is all about crafting brand narratives, forging impactful creator partnerships, and propelling brand awareness and sales with unparalleled efficacy.

Everyone who joined us in October knows how giving Paul is with his expertise. In April you will get even more, as Paul and Rachelle lead a TikTok Shop and Influencer workshop.


Leigh Ann Reagan-Barnes 


Leigh Ann is probably the most experienced Product Designer, Art Director, Creative Director you have ever met.

Her branding campaign and product launch clients include Nike, Warner Brothers, Coke, Adidas, HGTV, Sony Pictures , The NFL, The NBA, Apple, Disney, NAPA, The Home Depot, Lowes, Delta, NBC, CBS, Budweiser, Microsoft, Nascar, and many more.


Did you see the commercials during Super Bowl? Yup, she did some of those too.

Best of all, Leigh Ann is personally passionate about small businesses and product design. With her as your mentor during our Canton Fair Trip you will have access to experience and expertise you would never get anywhere else.


More To Be Announced


It doesn't stop here. We have more VIP Coaches who will be announced soon.


Talented experts that will help you make your business even better!


PLUS we have alumni from previous trips coming back. They will be with us at the same hotel, and mingling with you whenever you want to talk to someone who has 'been there and done that." 


Once you are part of our group, you are family.

A word about our coaches - The coaches on our China Trip are chosen because of their credibility, experience, and knowledge.   They are not service providers and sponsors who pay to attend and to pitch their services. The same applies to our networking and experts. They are all here because they are recognized experts and sincerely want to help you succeed.  


Details

Are You Still On The Fence? 

Suppliers are eager to make deals. You simply need to know the right way to negotiate with them.

In our program, you will learn how to negotiate with Chinese suppliers. First, you will learn negotiation in safe classroom training before the Fair. Then you will visit a factory to understand what happens behind the scenes. At the fair you will shadow me and watch me negotiate with suppliers live, in-person.  

You'll also learn how to negotiate MOQ's and payment terms.

After you finish the classroom training on negotiation, the factory visit, and shadowing me, you will be able to negotiate on your own. However,  I will be available at any time to join you, to be at your side, and to aid you, if you need my help.

Want one more reason to join us? In this trip we talk about PROFITS, not just sales.  Think about that.


Your entire trip should be a tax deduction. That means, if you do this correctly with your accountant, the trip will be virtually free. We provide a journal to support you. 

Our exclusive Canton Fair Workbook provides fill-in-the-blank guidance for supplier discussions and factory visits. Use this when you talk with suppliers so that you won’t have to worry about skipping important questions or forgetting information after the Fair.

Total Slots

24

Slots Remaining

12

Add-Ons

  1. I will accompany you on a personalized visit to your factory to help you negotiate, resolve issues, or evaluate the supplier.
  2. A two-day visit to Yiwu, the home of the world's largest Product Commodities Market

(Registration for Add-Ons will begin February 18, 2024)

Don't miss out on the only China trip that includes

* The Canton Fair *

plus...

* Classroom Training *

* Factory Visits *

* VIP Tour of the Port of Guangzhou *

* Visit to a Certification Lab *

* Exclusive Networking events *


...and a lot of information you will not learn anywhere else!


Important Details

  • The trip includes hotel, but does not include airfare, or non-group event meals. 
  • Arrival should be no later than April 20. 
  • Optional add-ons, such as city tours, additional factory visits, Yiwu, and panda conservatory (if open) will be available at additional fees to be posted by February 18, 2024.  Consider additional activities and tourism when setting flight dates.
  • You are responsible for obtaining travel insurance, and Visa.
  • Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend the April 2024 Trip or if the Trip is canceled by the organizer, your payment will be carried forward to the next Trip in October 2024. If you are unable to attend the October 2024 Trip, or if that Trip is canceled by the organizer, you will get a full refund minus deposit. Deposit balance is due 30 days after deposit paid.